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Prescott Valley man is dead after police standoff

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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - A Prescott Valley man has been found dead after a standoff with police in northern Arizona.

Prescott Valley police said Monday that it appears 55-year-old Peter Martin Somerlik took his own life.

But the cause and manner of death are pending from the Yavapai County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police responded to a Prescott Valley home Saturday night after getting a report of a domestic disturbance.

Officers say there reportedly was a verbal and physical altercation at the residence between Somerlik and his son, and Somerlik allegedly pointed a gun in the teen's face.

Police say they unsuccessfully tried to talk Somerlik out of the home before a SWAT team entered the house. They reported finding Somerlik dead inside the home with a gun in his hand.

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